Beginning on July 29 2015, Microsoft will be rolling out its newest operating system Windows 10. It is an optional update as you are not required to update to Windows 10 from your current Operating System (Windows 7 or Windows 8).
Below you will find some FAQs regarding Windows 10, QuickBooks, and QuickBooks Point of Sale. To learn more about Windows 10, how to upgrade, and more, please see the official Microsoft Windows 10 FAQ page.
- QuickBooks 2016 R7 and later: Good news! QuickBooks 2016 R7 and later is certified to work on Windows 10! If you are using a release of 2016 earlier than R7, you will need to update to the latest release in order to be compatible with Windows 10.
QuickBooks 2015 and QuickBooks 2016 R1-R6): Based on initial testing we have not found any major issues with QuickBooks 2015. Please see our system requirements for details of what are supported operating systems. If you have deployed QuickBooks 2015 on Windows 10, make sure you have .NET Framework 3.5 enabled (it is usually disabled by default from Microsoft) to ensure the best possible experience using QuickBooks on a non-supported operating system.
Ensure .NET 3.5 is enabled for QuickBooks 2015
- Open the Start menu and type Turn Windows features On or Off.
- Click on Turn Windows features On or Off.
- At the top, you will see an option for .NET Framework 3.5, ensure it is enabled.
- If it is not enabled, click in the white check box to enable it and click Ok. Reboot your computer after it is enabled.
- If it is already enabled, then click Cancel and no further action is required in this step.
- Ensure .NET 3.5 is enabled for QuickBooks 2015
- QuickBooks 2014 and earlier: QuickBooks 2014 and earlier is not supported on Windows 10. Please see our system requirements for details of what are supported operating systems.
- New start menu which looks more like the start menu from Windows 7.
- Virtual Desktops (task switcher).
- New version of .NET framework (4.6).
- New browser called EDGE (although Internet Explorer 11 is still available to use).
You can find more information about the new features and details by checking out this Microsoft article.
Roll back to your previous version of Windows if you are on Windows 10?
If you already updated to Windows 10, according to Microsoft, you have a month if you decide to change your mind you can roll back to your previous version of Windows. See this Microsoft article for more details.